Converting from Quickbooks
I've used Quickbooks for years. Why should I switch to Goldenseal accounting software?
Goldenseal accounting software does more than Quickbooks. It is a complete "run your business" program that includes all the following:
You'll appreciate the switch to Goldenseal in any of the following cases:
When to Switch
Pick a date when you'll start using Goldenseal. You can stop using Quickbooks at that date, or you can use both for a while until you are completely familiar with Goldenseal.
It's easier to remember if you switch on the first day of a year, quarter or month-- but you can do it any time.
Importing Quickbooks Data
In Goldenseal 2.5 and newer there is a special Import command which brings your Quickbooks accounts, lists and other info into your Goldenseal company file. For instructions, click here.
Differences Between Quickbooks and Goldenseal
Goldenseal uses "smart" accounts and lists which are designed for specific tasks, while Quickbooks uses more generic "double entry" accounts. That means there are differences in the way you'll handle some items.
Goldenseal is easy to figure out, but it may still be different from what you are used to. Click the links below for more details.
Accounting Basics |
Chart of Accounts | Estimates |
Expenses | Invoices |
Items | Job Costs |
Goldenseal uses an object database that is designed for fast access to your records. Goldenseal provides similar financial reports and similar access to data, but there are some differences in the way you'll find and use your financial records. Click the links below for more details.
To see other Beginner topics, click here.
Click here for info about importing data from Quickbooks to Goldenseal.